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Lester, Sean
Sub-Fonds · 1929-
Part of Private Archives

S. Lester's Diary (1935-1941) consists of two bound volumes.
Vol. I contains a typescript copy of pages 1-753 and a copy of an article on S. Lester published in "UN Special", July 1959;
Vol. II contains photocopies of pages 754-978 (including annexes and an index to the diary).

The collection of Lester papers (including some pages from the diary, private and official correspondence, reports, many press cuttings,relating particularly to the Danzig period when he was targeted by the Nazi press, etc.) covers essentially the period 1929-1946, but also includes some post-retirement material running up to 1959, as well as some photos and family letters.

Lester, Sean 1888-1959 Irish journalist, diplomat and last Secretary-General of the League of Nations Sean Lester was born on 27 September 1888 in County Antrim, Ireland, where his father was a shopkeeper. The family subsequently moved to Belfast and it is here, that after some years in the Methodist College, S. Lester ended his formal education. During a first period when he worked in a number of minor jobs, Lester discovered the cause of Irish independence. He joined the Gaelic League, an inspirational cultural organisation, and also the Dungarnon clubs, a young revolutionary group that sought to unite protestant and catholic Irish and to achieve independence for the country. Lester was also sworn into the Irish Republican Brotherhood, a small and secret organisation, and became a member of the Irish Volunteers. In 1909 Lester went into journalism, starting in small provincial newspapers, and finally in the national paper, The Freeman's Journal. Shortly after Ireland's independence was recognised, h
Goldblat, Jozef
Sub-Fonds · 1954-2011
Part of Private Archives

This sub-fonds consists of 52 boxes and 78 folders. There are some papers about the personnal life of Jozef Goldblat, some other about the lectures he was doing and a lot about his last books: Arms Control, A New Guide to Negotiations and Agreements. There are some IT Supports like USB Key, diskettes and CD-ROM. The archives also recovered books that belonged to Jozef Goldblat.The finding follow this organization.

Goldblat, Jozef
Kostelecký, Václav
Sub-Fonds · 1946-2007
Part of Private Archives

The collection primarily contains items concerning Mr. Kostelecký's career with the United Nations, namely his activities with the United Nations Appeal for Children (UNAC) and his work with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), including his work on as a consultant on the official history of UNECE: “Three Decades of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe” (E/ECE/962).

There is also correspondence between Kostelecký and Myrdal about the ECE history project, including the preparatory work for Kostelecky's book “The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe: The Beginning of a History”. This material includes records of interviews with figures prominent in the UNECE, including Gunnar Myrdal, Walt Rostow, and Evgeny Chossudovsky, among others.

The collection also contains correspondence with the Kostelecký and Myrdal families and the Swedish Labour Movement Library and Archives about donations of Kostelecký and Myrdal's Papers, as well as Kostelecky’s publications and several books from his personal library.

There are numerous photos, four framed portaits, and several film negatives in the collection, including portraits of Kostelecky and other United Nations staff members, as well as more personal photos of the Kostelecky and Myrdal families. Primarily, however, there are photos relating to the work of the UNECE. In total, there are over 300 photographs in the collection.

Kostelecky, Vaclav
Nydegger, René
Sub-Fonds · 1981 - 2002
Part of Private Archives

Contains a series of binded volumes mainly consisting of various documents, newspapers clippings and copies of articles concerning Switzerland and the UN.

Nydegger, René
Sub-Fonds · 1975-01 - 1998-10
Part of Collections

The publication "Equal Time" was one means to stimulate greater awareness of problems encountered in the discrimination against women and the ways to overcome them.

January 1975 (publication called "News Views")
December 1977 (vol. 5, no. 2) (publication called "News Views")
May 1978 (vol. 7, no. 1)
July 1978 (vol. 7, no. 2)
October 1978 (vol. 7, no. 3)
Janvier 1979 (vol. 7, no. 4)
May 1979 (vol. 7, no. 5)
September 1979 (vol. 7, no. 6)
January 1980 (vol. 8, no. 7)
September 1980 (vol. 8, no. 8)
February 1981
July 1981 (vol. 8, no. 10)
Fall 1983
July 1985
1985 (40th Special Anniversary Issue)
July 1986 (Double mid-year issue)
March 1987
1987 (Double mid-year issue)
Spring 1988
November 1988
Spring 1989 (Double Issue)
November 1989
March 1990
Autumn 1990
Winter 1992
Winter 1993
December 1996 (25th Anniversary Issue)
March 8, 1997 (International Women's Day Issue)
Fall 1998 (Triple Issue)

The file also contains a copy of Secretariat News, United Nations Headquarters, New York, July-August 1993.

Ad Hoc Group on Equal Rights for Women (United Nations)
Föllmi, Dominique
Sub-Fonds · 1994 - 1996
Part of Private Archives

Documents of the events of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations in Geneva (1995)

Föllmi, Dominique